FEC Orders John Edwards to Repay $2.3 Million in Fed Campaign Funds

John Edwards
By Allan Lengel

Ex-Sen. John Edwards, a two-time presidential candidate facing federal indictment, got some bad news on Thursday.

The Federal Election Commission ruled that Edward’s 2008 campaign must repay $2.3 million in federal campaign funds, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The LA Times reported that the FEC audit found the campaign received too much much money in campaign funds as part of a matching fund program. The overage was attributed to accounting errors.

The paper reported that it is not uncommon for campaign committees to have to pay back monies.

The FEC ruling was not related to the federal criminal charges against Edwards.  He’s charged with violating campaign laws.

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